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New Year's Concert 2013

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Live recording from the Teatro La Fenice, 1 January 2013
Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano Desirée Rancatore
Tenor Saimir Pirgu
Special appearance by Roberto Bolle
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice
Members of the Ballet of Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Works by Tchaikovsky, Rossini and Verdi

In 2013 Sir John Eliot Gardiner made his second appearance as conductor of the traditional New Year's Concert in the tradition rich Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia - together with La Scala in Milan and San Carlo in Naples one of Italy's most famous opera houses. Traditionally, the popular Concerti di Capodanno not only bring in the New Year musically, but also mark the opening of the new opera season which in Venice, contrary to general custom, begins with the calendar year. At the same time they give the opera house's resident ensemble, the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice, a perfect opportunity to show off their musical prowess. On the programme of the 2013 concert, in addition, of course, to brilliant gems from the work of this year's bicentenarian Giuseppe Verdi, was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony in C minor, Opus 17 - a relatively rarely performed piece that is undeservedly overshadowed by the Russian romantic's last three works in that genre. The fiery gallop from Gioachino Rossini's French opera Le siège de Corinthe rounded off the program, in which Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore and Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu took over the Verdi arias - amongst them Violetta's "Sempre libera" and of course the brindisi "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" from La Traviata.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC
Running Time: 100 mins
FSK: 0
Region Code: 0
Item number 101698
Barcode 807280169898
Release date 06/01/2014
Category CONCERT
Label Arthaus Musik
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Artists Desiree Rancatore
Roberto Bolle
Saimir Pirgu
Conductors John Eliot Gardiner
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